In the US, the Biden administration is in favor of building a stronger relationship with India. At the same time, the two countries will become each other's strength for the stable Indian Pacific region. Recently the US administration has issued interim national security strategic guidelines, stating that the Biden administration will give high priority to continuing to strengthen US-India relations.
The US government's Interim National Security Strategic Guidelines states that the Biden administration will work to continue to support a rule-based and stable Indo-Pacific region. The United States and India will stand firmly together in the Indian Pacific region. It further stated that we would deepen our partnership with India and work with New Zealand as well as Singapore, Vietnam, and other ASEAN member states to pursue shared objectives. Recognizing a shared history and sacrificial relationship, we will strengthen partnerships with Pacific island states.
US commitment to protect India's defense equipment sales
The Biden administration said on Wednesday that the sale of major defense equipment to India reflects America's commitment to the country's security and sovereignty. The scope of the sale of defense equipment to India by the US has now been increased to $ 20 billion. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ned Price said that this year the United States has approved the sale of defense equipment worth up to $ 20 billion to India. Our offer to increase sales in the defense sector is our commitment to India's security and sovereignty.
America welcomed the steps of normalizing the situation in Kashmir
The United States welcomed the steps taken by India to completely normalize the economic and political situation of its Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the United States is constantly monitoring the changing situation in Jammu and Kashmir. There has been no change in US policy regarding Kashmir. Price said that we welcome the steps taken to completely normalize the economic and political situation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the democratic values of India.